Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Color Me Happy

If your house is feeling a little drab or boring lately, spruce up your space with a fun color! Not only are you guaranteed to smile, but it is so DIY friendly to transform any old piece into something gorgeous. So go pick up that spray can and add a little Color Me Happy to your house :)

Need inspiration? 

Happy Painting!

I'm Dreaming About....

Lazy summer days on AMI

Seeing this view while Jason and I cruise through Venice

Eating lots of this...

and this....

and of course, this!!

Showing Jason around my Italian home of Verona

and of course spending lots of time with these crazy kids! 

What are you dreaming about?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

February Barkbox Review

**School and life have been CRA-ZY, so please excuse my 2 week absence!**

It's that time again.... review of my monthly subscription to Barkbox! My dogs (aka me) were SUPER excited about last month's box because it was chock full of goodies! We got 5 items, including three treat bags, an awesome rope toy and a bully stick.  

Here are the pictures from this month's box:

Look at all those goodies!
(I am a certifiable dog mom)

Ingredient lists of the three treat bags:

This one was delicious- yes, I tried it. Before you say," Gross, Ashley!" I would like to point out that the only ingredient is cheese and it says made for people and dogs. So there. 
P.S. I almost ate the whole bag ha!

Now for the prices:
Harry Barker Rope Tug and Toss: $10
Max and Ruffy's Strawberry and Carob Treats: $7.25
Feelgood Wild Pacific Salmon Treats: $12.75
Complete Natural Nutrition Cheese Please Treats: $5.99
Bully stick: $12.99
TOTAL: $48.98!!
I paid: ~$17.33 per box so that's a $31.65 savings!

So far, I have been very happy with our Barkboxes and recommend that you check them out for your dogs. Here is my referral link if you are interested in more info:

Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

HomeGoods Happy

If you have followed my blog over the last 2 years, you already know that HomeGoods is one of my absolute favorite stores. If it is not a fave of yours, I'm not sure we can be friends...just kidding! Sorta :) I have blogged about my HomeGoods finds here and here, so be sure to check out those posts for more home goodies and inspiration. 

Without further ado, my local (Alpharetta) HomeGoods finds:

This teapot makes me wanna sing and have tea parties with Kate Middleton. 
Because we're besties. 

I realized the other day I didn't have a deviled egg tray, so two of these aqua beauties 
came home with mama. 

Loved this cloche that could be used for jewelry, to display little cakes, etc. 

These navy and white ikat place mats are very similar to the ones my mom 
bought me last year from JC Penny. 

Loved these gray linen and nailhead trim chairs. Four of these would look amazing at a dining room table with two larger/patterned upholstered chairs at the head. 

Darker jade and white place mats on clearance would look nice on a summer table. 

Blue ombre three drawer storage bin needs to find its way into my classroom

Lovin' this jewelry tray...she's a beaut 

Now this  little big lady needs to make her way to my house ASAP. In love. 

Turquoise nail head trim bench would look super chic at the foot of a bed

How awesome is this gold, studded gourd lamp?! 

And this white, studded gourd lamp?!

Mercury glass lamp with gray shade has amazing curvy lines 

Not sure what it is about this type of lamp, but I really like the look

Okay, I have an obsession with lamps. In my defense, if you have been to HomeGoods then you know they have a HUGE lamp selection and its so hard to narrow down

Mr. Deer would look fantastic above a mantle or in the middle of a gallery wall.....

..... and so would Mr. Deer's rhino friends :)

HomeGoods had two of these sconces which would be perfect on a sun room porch or deck 

This arrow patterned chair was another fave for an unused corner of a living room or bedroom

Black, mirrored chest: could work as night stands or entry way table 

Dark gray and aqua patterned art

This gold sunburst mirror is a steal at only $39!

Glitter vase = mama happy 

Pink and gray pillow would be great for a girl's room 

Glitzy, glam pillows spice up any room

How awesome is this wrapping paper? I need presents to wrap, stat. 

Another find for a little girl's room 

This three drawer industrial bin would be great for a mud room

Last, but not least, how amazing and summery are these lanterns?! 

Spring, you can show your face any time now, please!

Anyone else found something at HomeGoods that makes you happy?